Country artists really have a heart of gold. These singers surely do not run out of altruism from their bodies, as they try to use their platforms for the greater good. It has been proven that Darius Rucker is a man on a mission, and Craig Campbell found that he, too, is lending out a much-needed hand.
Darius Rucker’s Darius & Friends Benefit Concert
On its 10th year, the Darius & Friends Benefit Concert surpassed their $2-million goal for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The concert and auction happened on the 3rd of June at the Ryman Auditorium. There was also a golf tournament that raised more than $425,000 for St. Jude – breaking the record $404,000 set by last year’s event.
Country heavy hitters Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Travis Denning, Brett Young, and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley performed with Rucker for more than 2,400 fans in attendance at the Ryman Auditorium.
Rucker has mentioned that the reason why he chose St. Jude was because of the care that they shower the patients and their families.
“They believe that a financial burden is the last thing a family should face when their focus needs to be on helping a kid get better, and St. Jude makes sure that their patients never pay a dime. It’s an honor for us to be able to help them continue such an important mission.”
Craig Campbell’s Celebrity Cornhole Challenge
And the hits just keep on coming! On the 4th of June, Campbell finds himself donning the same role as he hosted his 7th annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge to benefit Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), a charity organization that supports the research, education, and awareness for colorectal cancer.
A number of country superstars were also in attendance to the event, including Campbell’s wife Mindy, Jerrod Niemann. Stars like Allen, Lauren Alaina, Adam Craig, Ernest, Trea Landon, Mark Wills, and Clay Walker also joined the event inside Nashville’s Omni Hotel.
This year, the event raised more than $35,000 for Fight CRC. The cause is dear for Campbell, as he lost his father to colon cancer at the age of 36. Over the years, he has helped raise more than $300,000 as a national spokesperson for Fight CRC.